The Huawei Mate 9 has many features within the default camera app. The default camera app is so extensive and also easy to use that there is no need to fork out on any other third party apps.
To prove this point, I gave my Mate 9 to my wife Ellie. Her challenge was to shoot a photo of star trails. She was actually out with a group of friends, all of which were using iPhones.
And she did. Completely unedited and shot using the star trails mode. This was a 13 min exposure. It is really cool shot. It was totally pitch black and a torch was needed to setup the tripod! Her friends were equally as impressed and at the same time disappointed at that their iPhone’s camera app couldn’t do the same.
In reality this would have looked so much better if the camera shutter had been left open for 2 hours.
So next time, when I’m feeling better (currently have man flu), I will attempt a long exposure myself.
The Huawei Mate 9 is promoted having a hybrid zoom that is as good as an optical zoom. With this setup, you can go in point 1 increases of zoom from zero up to 6 x zoom. The next software update should make the zoom 10 times.
Anyway below are 3 shots.
First up, no zoom, just a normal shot taken in auto.
Next 2 x zoom, focusing on the church clock.
Up to 2 x zoom the shots are very good.
Finally the above shot is 6 x zoom.
It is worth noting these were all handheld and at dusk when the lighting was fading.
The Huawei Mate 9 is a beast of a phone. Its camera setup is rather unique too with a 20mp monochrome sensor and a 12mp RGB sensor.
I am still learning about what is possible with the Huawei Mate 9’s camera and trying to push it to its limits.
To celebrate its camera, I have put together a short video of photos captured over the last week. These were all shot in auto, except for 3 shots. Night and light trails were used for these 3 special photos.